The Harp in the South: Part One and Part Two by Ruth Park in an adaptation by Kate Mulvany
22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, NSW, 2000, Australia
16th August 2018 to 6th October 2018
Celebrated playwright Kate Mulvany brings to the stage Park’s revered trilogy – Missus, The Harp in the South and Poor Man’s Orange. This epic stage adaptation spreads Park’s beloved stories across two equally ambitious plays, The Harp in the South: Part One and The Harp in the South: Part Two. The two parts stand alone, but together they offer over five hours of unforgettable, exuberant theatre. First appearing in 1947, Ruth Park’s trilogy brought to life a carnival of characters. Full of humour, romance and spirited rebellion, it captured the city’s best and worst features with a riveting, unflinching and endearing honesty. They encourage you to experience the entire epic. Viewed together they are a vivid and immersive narrative of Australian culture, and a memorable theatrical experience.